There are no quick fixes to long-term energy challenges. To find solutions, governments and industry benefit from sharing resources and accelerating results. For this reason the IEA enables independent groups of experts - the Energy Technology Initiatives, or ETIs1.
The next webinar in the monthly series from the ETI focusing on efficiency in electricity demand (DSM) will take place on 9 September and will present a summary of key findings from a 2-year research project exploring smart grids from a consumer perspective. For information on this, and other forthcoming webinars consult the DSM website here.
The ETI focusing on smart grids (ISGAN), and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) in partnership with the European ELECTRA project, are organising a 2-day international conference on the critical role of communications in enabling smarter, cleaner energy systems. It will take place in Lecco, Italy, on 14-15 September 2015. Visit the ISGAN website for more information here.
The "GRID4U Large-scale Demonstration of European Smart Distribution Networks" has won the 2015 ISGAN Award of Excellence, announced at the Clean Energy Ministerial on 27 May. The award is supported by the ETI focusing on smart grids (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF). For more on all the prize winners visit the ISGAN website here.
This recently completed project under the ETI examining demand-side management (DSM) has published two reports looking at Best Practices in Branding of Energy Efficiency, and Case Studies in the Branding of Energy Efficiency. Both reports can be downloaded from the DSM website.
A compilation of video interviews with energy efficiency experts from the ETI focusing on demand-side management (DSM) showcases the many drivers, contexts, barriers, and models of understanding behaviour change encountered during a two-year research period. More...
The market 'failure' of energy efficiency is often due to the vagaries of human behaviour and choice. The best ideas, policies and programmes have been shown to fail again and again in achieving their desired outcomes. One project of the ETI focusing on demand-side management (DSM) - Closing the Loop - sets out to investigate further in order to provide clear recommendations to policymakers. Download the DSM report here.
Twelve case studies of the Demand Side Management Case Book of the ETI focusing on smart grids (ISGAN) provide lessons learned and best practices into the complexity of deploying demand-side management initiatives. The case studies also cover programme and policy mechanisms, costs and the associated business cases for investment. Download the ISGAN report here.